The 2019 poppy appeal

As you may or may not have noticed, the Time of year in which the general public, news & radio presenters as well as the armed forces wear poppies is here.

Poppies are worn in rememberence due to it being the first flower to grow in the gruesome fields where millions of people gave their lives in the First World War.

The poppy represents those who have lost their life across the world on behalf of their country, those who have been killed as a result of terrorism & the contributions of families and Emergency Services.

“the service and sacrifice, friendship and collaboration of the men and women of Britain, the Commonwealth and Allied nations who fought together”

Millions of poppies will be sold over the coming days by thousands of volunteers across the country. This includes 1082 squadron cadets.

The money raised from donations made in exchange for a popy will go directly to the Royal British Legion who help servicemen & women whose lives have been altered by the wars they fought in, veterans who may need help finding housing & jobs as well as families who have lost loved ones to war.

Poppies are commonly worn on the right side of the chest however the Royal British Legion says ” we only ask you to wear it with pride”

How are you going to wear your poppy?